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Friend’s kitchen – Fried spicy hua ge(辣炒花蛤) by Lisa

[Friend’s kitchen] — Fried spicy Hua ge (by Lisa)

Lisa comes from Lian yungang city, Jiangsu province, China (Southern China), now live in Beijing but will soon move to US with her husband in this Oct. She’s a teacher of  Montessori International kindergarten in Beijing and has been a teacher over 9 years! She loves cooking, dancing and knitting, She has shown some of her knitting work on her weibo, that looks interesting!

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Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 10 minutes  Makes: 2 servings


2 lb Hua ge (Clams)

3 dry chilli, cut into 2.

1 teaspoon Sichuan pepper corn

3 tablespoons chopped green onions

2 teaspoon fine chopped ginger

1 teaspoon chopped garlic


1/3 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoon sugar

2 tablespoons cooking oil

3 tablespoons cooking wine


1. Heat oil in a wok/skillet over low-high heat, place chilli and Sichuan pepper corn in the oil, remove them when you can smell a strong flavor of it and it begin to turn brown in the oil.

2. Turn the heat to middle-high and add green onions, ginger and garlic in the wok, cook and stir for 30 second. then pour the washed Hua ge(clams) in, cook and stir until the shells has all open.

3. Pour in cooking oil, salt and sugar, stir and mix well. turn off the heat.

4. Serve immediately.


  • Some water will come out from clams when cooking, so don’t need to add extra water.
  • Be careful to add salt, clams are salty.
  • Add more chilli and pepper corn if you like strong flavor.(Sichuan food are always use plenty of chilli and pepper corn in the dish, that makes food more tasty and flavorful)

朋友的厨房 – 辣炒花蛤 by Lisa






1. 把油倒入锅内,五六分热时放入辣椒干和胡椒粒,炸出香味捞出.

2. 放入事先准备好的葱段,姜片和蒜块,翻炒几下后即可倒入花蛤,一直翻炒直至花蛤都打开。

3. 放入料酒,盐,糖继续翻炒片刻,即可出锅。


  • 新鲜花蛤里面都有水,刚翻炒不久就会发现锅里有很多水,这个没关系。
  • 盐不要多放是因为花蛤本身就有咸味,可以根据个人口味来放盐。本人会加一些,因为要放糖,又是辣口味的,口味重一些才好吃!
  • 喜欢辣口味的话可以多放些胡椒和干辣椒。

About Jenny liu

I am Jenny and I come from Northern China, now live in Beijing and Seattle. This site is a place where I share my favorite authentic home-cooked Chinese recipes. Just give it a try if you like what you see here! I strongly believe that food tastes better and healthier when it's homemade!


9 thoughts on “Friend’s kitchen – Fried spicy hua ge(辣炒花蛤) by Lisa

  1. This looks delicious! Good luck with your move!

    Posted by Just A Smidgen | 2011-08-31, 08:35
    • Yes, that must taste so delicious!1 I’m gonna convey your nice greeting to my friend Lisa! Thanks for stopping by!

      Posted by Jenny liu | 2011-08-31, 15:57
  2. Thank you very much! Have a beautiful day!

    Posted by Anonymous | 2011-08-31, 19:16
  3. Wow it

    Posted by imanirene | 2011-09-02, 05:45
  4. Ops wasn’t finished with my post :p but anyways, it’s amazing how you deicated the whole blog to just food! I love food!! Haha…

    Posted by imanirene | 2011-09-02, 05:46
    • Thanks Iman! I quite enjoy building my Chinese food blog everyday! I’ve been to SH many times in the past few year, that’s an amazing city! By the way, what do you think about the food there?

      Posted by Jenny liu | 2011-09-02, 11:02
  5. The food here is great, a lot better than Norway haha.. But there’s like hot spices in almost every dish, but I don’t mind. And it’s so cheap! Love it her:)

    Posted by imanirene | 2011-09-03, 07:45
    • Sounds you very enjoy the food there, that’s great! btw, my favorate hotpot restaurant in SH is called “Wuji hot pot (吴记火锅)”, it’s a bit Taiwan-style hot pot, very very yummy, go give it a try if you also a fan of hot pot:)

      Posted by Jenny liu | 2011-09-04, 22:21

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